Part 1


Can people read your hand-writing easily?

I’m afraid not. I envy those who have clear hand-writing, you know. Having neat handwriting has a wide variety of uses. Not only does it gain you some “bragging right” with friends but it might also help increase your IELTS writing score, am I right?

Do you people can know about a person through handwriting?

Sure. And I’m not saying having terrible hand-writing means you are an awful person. It just means you might be a bit more careless and hot-tempered than people who have nicer handwriting.

Do you like to receive hand-written cards or emails?

I receive emails every day and hand-written cards on only special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries so of course I treasure these cards more. They feel much more personal than emails, too.


How often do you receive emails?

Quite often. I mean email is extremely multi-functional, no doubt. I have three separate emails for different uses: one for personal purposes, one for my work and one for my study.

Do you think people should reply to an email instantly?

Yes I think it’s basic etiquette, you know. Responding to emails immediately after receiving them is a way to show respect to the senders.

Do you prefer to receive emails or texts?

I don’t know. Probably texts because I don’t have to log in to any account to answer messages.

Part 2

Describe a subject that you used to dislike but now have interest in
• What the subject is
• Why you disliked the subject
• What about the subject you are interested in
And explain why you become interested in it.


Let me tell you about chemistry, which is a subject I used to hate but now have a lot of interest in.

Dating back to my 8th grade when we were first introduced to the subject, most of the students, including me, were really excited at the chances to make stuff explode or at least change color. However, our hopes and dreams were quickly crushed since during our first chemistry class, our teacher gave each of us the periodic table and laid down a thick stack of paper full of theoretical exercises. Looking at the table, my mind automatically shut down at the giant amount of knowledge we must learn, including 118 elements and their molar masses, densities and boiling points.

The first semester was miserable as chemistry required a lot of memorization. Even though it took us ages to learn all the materials by heart, I finally managed to memorize most of the periodic table after a while. Interestingly enough, I soon realized that there was not much logical thinking involved in chemistry like in math or physics. Chemistry exercises started to become much easier. Plus, our teacher finally allowed us to do the flashy experiments we’ve always wanted. That’s how chemistry transformed from one of the most boring subjects to one of my favorites for the rest of my high school years.


Part 3

What can teachers do to make their lectures more interesting?

In order to encourage participation in class, a good teacher must know how to include other activities apart from just giving boring, impractical theoretical knowledge. He should organize some games, teamwork exercises or include some of his personal experiences while explaining a difficult concept.

What do you think about the importance of the Internet in education?

I believe when it comes to education, the Internet is of great importance to both teachers and students. A teacher can rely on online visual support such as Youtube videos or images to attract students’ attention and make the class more exciting, while students can learn to self-study thanks to the wealth of knowledge on the Internet.

Is information on the Internet reliable?

It depends. Online information is notorious for being unrestricted and untrustworthy as everyone can voice their opinion freely on any subject online. However, there are websites such as Google Scholar that provide reliable academic sources from actual researches and surveys.

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